People and places that I follow or appreciate. I will continue to add to this so check back.
First Avenue-the mother-lode for us music fans in the region. Like the new sight lines and always can get a good meal at the Depot next door.
Varsity Theater-one of the most under-rated venues in the Twin Cities, right in the heart of Dinkytown.
Triple Rock Social Club-have been attending more shows here lately. One thing about the Triple Rock, the shows always rock. Check out Bacon Wednesdays.
Amsterdam Bar and Hall-one of my favorite St. Paul hangouts. Thanks to Mayor Chris Coleman for getting this done. Great to have a place to see live music in downtown St. Paul. Check out their menu, great pot brownies and I have to get there for a hash brunch soon.
Turf Club-a St. Paul institution. Always good drinks, good bands and great people. Not a bad pool table too.
Ritz Theater-great place in Northeast Minneapolis to see a show. Right down the road from the 331 Club so you have something to do afterwards.
Local Music Reading
City Pages-Gimme Noise-not a good as having the paper in your hands but obviously much more convenient.
Vita.mn-I really enjoy the work of Chris Riemenschneider who you can also catch at the Star Tribune.
The Current Local Music Blog-Andrea Swensson, who recently moved to the Current from the City Pages does an excellent job keeping us up to date on the local music scene.
Music Scene Minneapolis-a new entry in the market. Short but insightful reviews by a legion of followers. Expect to see some of my work there.